About Mothercraft Ottawa
Mission (Why we exist): Helping families in Ottawa grow and thrive.
Values (How we exist):
Nurturing – Supporting each other with compassion
Inclusivity – Welcoming and encouraging diversity
Collaborative Relationships – Built on respect and communication
Creativity – Exploring possibilities
Integrity – Acting with honesty and reliability
Programs and services (What we do to realize our mission):
Mothercraft Ottawa, a leader in early learning and care since 1944, is a charitable non-profit organization that enriches the well-being of families with infants and young children through responsive, high quality programs and services.
Mothercraft Ottawa delivers child care for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years through licensed child care centres and home child care, before-and-after-school programs and part-time/casual care.
We support the evolving needs of families in Ottawa through our diverse child and family services, including comprehensive prenatal and parenting classes and workshops, perinatal support, programming for children with special needs, as well as an array of programs and services offered through our EarlyON Child and Family Centres.
Mothercraft Ottawa Board of Directors 2021-2022
Mothercraft Ottawa is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors who bring a broad cross section of expertise and experience to the agency.
PRESIDENT: Julia Thompson
VICE PRESIDENT: Holly Ockenden
TREASURER: Dan Liu
SECRETARY: Craig Shankar
PAST PRESIDENT: Jennifer M. Arnold
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Alicia Ashton